Former chiropractic clinic owner convicted in $3M auto insurance fraud case

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on September 9, 2013 at 6:36 PM

HOUSTON – The former owner of private chiropractic clinic in Bryan entered a plea of guilty Monday to engaging in a conspiracy to defraud various automobile insurance companies of more than $3 million.

Investigators said Brittany Jessie, 24, admitted she participated in a three-year conspiracy to defraud numerous auto insurance companies by creating fraudulent chiropractic bills for chiropractic treatments which were never performed.

During her plea, Jessie admitted that she, Marion Young, 52, Chase Lindsey, 35, and others engaged in a conspiracy to defraud auto insurance companies. Jessie worked both at Sanjoh and Associates Law Firm in Bryan and as a tech at the chiropractic clinics run by Young, Lindsey and others. Lindsey is a chiropractor licensed to practice in the State of Texas.

Jessie faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a possible $250,000 fine. As part of her plea agreement, Jessie has also agreed to pay restitution of approximately $941,000 to the insurance companies victimized by the scheme.

Lindsey and Young both previously pleaded guilty and are scheduled to be sentenced in early 2014. The remaining two defendants charged in the case are scheduled for trial on Sept. 24.

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